Most bodyweight, calisthenic-style exercises can be considered a form of high-intensity interval training — if you are hustling! "I'm pretty sure that any time I utter the word burpee to a client, they hear it in slow motion . . . like it's a threat — B.U.R.P.E.E.E.E.E. If you are serious about burning the rubber off that spare tire, then get your mind wrapped around the benefits of burpees!" Chadwell said.
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with your arms at your sides.
- Begin lowering your body into the squat position.
- Put your hands on the floor in front of your feet.
- Jump your feet backward and land in the plank position.
- Next, jump your feet back in toward your hands. They should land just to the outsides of your hands.
- Begin standing up. Stretch your arms up into the air and powerfully jump up.
- Once you land the jump, immediately begin lowering back into the squat position for the next repetition.
- Aim for three sets of 20 reps each.